Yamal scientists will put collars on arctic foxes to study their population in the Arctic
The scientists are going to install tracking collars on the arctic foxes in the Yamal peninsula in the summer in order to study their distribution throughout the region, including the area surrounding Yamal LNG, the liquefied gas production plant. The District Department for Science and Innovation announced this on Saturday, referring to Natalia Sokolova, a specialist at the Arctic Research Station of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the leading researcher at the Arctic Studies Centre.
«These are pioneering studies. We are going to catch arctic foxes at their burrows, put collars on them and then follow their footsteps in order to get information about the habitats of the animals during breeding, what kinds of food they ‘specialise in', and to what extent the number of rodents affect their movements,» said Sokolova.
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